TVR Griffith Sounds Like A Villain’s Ride In New Track Video

TVR has unveiled the new Griffith more than a year ago but we haven’t heard a lot about it since.

The British company has made very little noise about its product and continues to remain rather silent despite the fact that deliveries are approaching. The first TVR Griffiths should reach customers in the first quarter of 2019 and the car’s final specs aren’t out yet.

Given the lack of news related to the new Griffith, this video from Avon Tyres shot at Castle Combe Circuit couldn’t come at a better time.

Since it lasts just under a minute we can consider it more of a teaser video than proper track footage. Still, it’s quite enjoyable to watch mostly because it allows us to hear the Griffith’s naturally aspirated V8 at work. The Ford-sourced engine has a purely visceral soundtrack, the type of evil noise you’d expect a villain’s car would produce.

But the 5.0-liter V8 hooked to a Tremec Magnum XL six-speed manual transmission produces more than just a thrilling sound. Thanks in part to Cosworth’s touch, it puts out around 500 hp. That’s 400 hp/tonne if you factor in the car’s weight of 1,250 kg (2,755 lbs). As a result, the Griffith is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than four seconds before hitting a top speed of more than 200 mph (321 km/h).

We’re very curious how it handles in corners given the 50:50 weight distribution and the claimed “exceptional torsional rigidity.” The latter is made possible by Gordon Murray Design’s iStream process and the carbon fiber composite construction. Unfortunately, the video doesn’t reveal the Griffith’s cornering abilities.

Here’s hoping it’s just a teaser for something more substantial. Until we get to see more track footage of the Griffith, make sure you also check out the gallery for some fresh official photos of the British muscle car.


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  • Christian

    new Supra…

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  • ErnieB

    What the Supra should have kinda of looked like.. not a litter ricer..

    • Dude

      That makes no sense. The Supra is and has always been a very Japanese sports car. Not a V8 powered musclecar-like thing.

      • Mike anonymous

        I do agree, but the Supra was a Japanese grand touring sports vehicle (at least that is what the last generation was classified as by Toyota). The new version of the Supra isn’t really a ‘GT’ in the same sense, and is rather a small sports coupe.

        Also it’s good to see you around ‘Dude’, hope all is well.

        • Dude

          Same to you. And I’ve been good. Just waiting for the LA auto show which I might be able to go to.

          • Mike anonymous

            Thanks, much appreciated. As for the LA Auto Show, It seems like everyones going this year (aside from myself, I haven’t been able to attend these last few years). I don’t think I have been this excited for an AutoShow in quite a while.

            We all know the ‘big CS’ usually will post articles on every new debut, but the photos may not always be as good as it would be in person. Therefore if you do go, take pictures and/or let us know how it goes. It’s bound to be a ton of fun.

      • Six Thousand Times

        The TVR isn’t a muscle car thing either.

    • Mike anonymous

      Im DEAD serious I was quite literally going to comment almost this exact comment: “This how the Supra should have been like, (at least in regards to size and proportion).

      I’m not sure if it should be exactly like the TVR here, but at least when it comes to the vehicles dimensions, this is how it should have been.

  • Saeed Mahmoudi

    this car deserve a better headlight design

    • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

      Regardless, I love it!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Is it cold in here, or am I just getting mad chills?

  • Knotmyrealname

    I so want one…

  • SteersUright

    The Coyote V8 always deserved so much better than the big, heavy Mustang chassis. One thing about the TVR though, the headlights are downright hideous.

  • Tabs Luther

    literally had a jerk reaction clicking and thought this was the supra unveiled…

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Seriously this is such a good looking car. Yes, the headlights aren’t everybody’s cup of tea, but damn the rest is simply stunning.

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